2013 Tiger 1050 SPORT

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Stickywicket, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. 3sum

    3sum local Triumph fanboy

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    As was just said (and pure conjecture), I can't see the 1215cc engine being used. I just had an Explorer for a week and that engine is muy alto!
  2. TBickell

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    I know it's a different animal but if you like that liter triple and want a nice sport/touring rig with solid hard luggage as part of the deal there are some leftover 2011 Triumph Sprint GT's out there for 10k...

    Just sayin
  3. 3sum

    3sum local Triumph fanboy

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    You know of some? If so, speak up. I'll buy a GT for 10k. I wouldn't last year for 13, but I will for 10.
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  6. IndyChizzle

    IndyChizzle Inspired by Trevor W

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    Thanks for posting the review! The riding clips were a little slow (you never see a wheelie, or him cutting it loose), but his review was pretty good. Hopefully American riders see this and create enough demand to bring this bike over to the US! A "tall Speed Triple" with a small fairing is exactly what I am looking for.
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    I was just thinking about this today... Triumph discontinues both the 1050 Tiger and the 1050 Sprint, only to come out with a more "street oriented" Tiger. Is Triumph just shooting for the middle, and trying to clear old inventory only to come out with a bike acceptable to both Tiger 1050 and Sprint fans. Let's hope I'm right, and that there is enough demand to bring it stateside?
  9. ssevy

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    I love the looks of the bike, and bet it is a real hoot to ride. I must admit that the MPG in some of the reviews is disappointing. I average in the mid to high 40's fully loaded and at a brisk clip from my Legend, which has carbs for heaven's sake! Why can't a fuel injected bike do at least as well? (I know, I'm comparing a 1050 to an 885, but still, 30s?)
  10. 3sum

    3sum local Triumph fanboy

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    I've never understood these mileage figures. My 2004 Speed Triple got low to mid 40's around town, the same for my 2007 Tiger, and my 2010 Speed Triple as well. On tour, I got right at 50 on them. And believe me, I don't pussyfoot 'em.

    I'd bet it would do a bit better than the figures posted.
  11. pitbull

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    I think Triumph might be following Ducati's example. Ducati realized most adv riders were really using adventure bikes as sport tourers. They dropped their ST line and retooled the multi to make it a high performing, comfortable ST bike that looks more like an adv bike and can perform adequately on less serious off-road applications.

    I think it's a smart and efficient move on Triumph's part as it appears to have been for Ducati
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    Did you read the whole thing?

    Just to put that in perspective, my 955 Sprint with a richer TOR tune can easily empty its 19.5L tank in under 150 miles if I'm really giving it the tits in the mountain twisties, or I can go as far as 250 miles if I'm nursing it (while praying the next rural Utah gas station isn't out of business like the last two were. :doh).

    Basically, it looks like it's getting "normal" mileage, right in line with all the other Triumphs built on 885-based motors over the years, with the terrain and your "enthusiasm" having a significant impact on range.
  13. ssevy

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    I missed that part. In 5th gear (all I've got) at 75 MPH I get the 45 MPG, so I guess the extra gear will help with the bigger output. Thanks for clarifying.
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    With all these SE Speed Triples and the fact that the Tiger Sport doesn't appear to be heading stateside, i reckon there is a new motor due in the next 12 months and the 1050's are run out models.
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    650 V Strom owner here who is considering an upgrade to a modern, sporty, upright liter-bike. I have a DR650 for dirt so would shift towards a more street-oriented bike that's a blend of my Wee and my older Monster ... Multistrada, KTM 990 SMT, or Tiger 1050. The Tiger never appealed but somehow the subtle improvements on the 1050 Sport push all the right buttons for me. I just assumed it would be imported ... can't imagine why not (seems much better for the US market than the 800 Roadie). And by the way, compared to my Wee I think the new Tiger is gorgeous.

    -dman
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    I've all but resigned myself to thinking I'll never see one in the flesh, so I'm looking elsewhere for my next ride once my Speed Triple sells. If I weren't so fickle, I'd just buy another Tiger 1050 like I had the last four years. But I don't want the same bike as I just sold.

    If someone wanted to have a fire sale on an Explorer, I'd be all over one.
  17. jonoabq

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    I had a 06' Tiger for over five years and logged many back to back 500 mile days, regular commuting, and a fair bit of peg dragging in the mountains. The suspension was utter crap and was swapped out for top shelf aftermarket. That said, as a "do everything" motorbike it was pretty damn good, even with the 19" front. I liked the 1050 Tiger when I rode it but again, crap suspension. Being 5'10" and 150 lbs. being cramped up ergonomically has never been much of an issue on most sportier rides. On my 11' Speed Triple I can commute, knock off eight hour days in the saddle with no problem, and in the twisties loaded up with gear it is "nearly" flawless. Suspension setup takes a bit of time, and chattery/lumpy roads at speed can still unsettle it a bit. Stay on the gas and you will be rewarded with a very composed, not to say docile, sport touring rig. (integrated tail lights/signals, hyperlight, full Arrow lowboy, Giant Loop luggage, heated grips)
  18. MariusD

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    So are you saying you prefer the s3 to the tiger?
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    That's what it sounds like, but seems backwards to me. Calling an S3 all day comfortable and a Tiger cramped?:eek1
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    I think all he is saying is due to his size he does not have any issues with being cramped on bikes, even the S3 is therefore comfortable.